Exclusive: Android 7.0 Nougat confirmed for the Samsung Galaxy A (2016) lineup

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The original Galaxy A lineup was unique in that it was the only non-flagship smartphone series in Samsung’s stable to have received two major Android upgrades, and it looks like the company is looking to do the same for the 2016 Galaxy A smartphones. We have received confirmation that the company will be updating the Galaxy A (2016) series smartphones to Android 7.0 Nougat.

We don’t know when Nougat will hit the Galaxy A lineup; with quite a few flagship devices to be taken care of, Samsung is likely going to take its time with rolling out the update to its mid-range and budget devices. The 2016 Galaxy A lineup is huge itself – it consists of the Galaxy A3, Galaxy A5, Galaxy A7, Galaxy A8, Galaxy A9 and Galaxy A9 Pro, so we could be waiting until the second quarter of 2017 before these phones are running Nougat in every region. Do note that the Galaxy A8 (2016) and Galaxy A9 Pro were launched with Android Marshmallow, so support for the two might end with just a single upgrade to Nougat.

If you have been following the coverage here on SamMobile, you are probably aware that Samsung is currently working on Android 7. 0 for the Galaxy S6 devices, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, the Galaxy Note 5, and the Galaxy Tab S2. Also in the works are 2017 iterations of the Galaxy A smartphones, which could be introduced sometime later this month. The 2017 editions are expected to ship running Android 6.0 out of the box, but we can hope to see them get Android 7.0 along with their 2016 brethren in the coming months.

Don’t forget to check out Samsung’s version of Android 7.0 Nougat in our What’s New With Nougat series. There’s no guarantee Samsung will include the same new features and user interface on devices other than the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, but we are certainly hopeful given how the company has focused on software consistency since the Galaxy S6 launched early last year.

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1 month 27 days ago
Monu Shaw

samsung please release nougat update for galaxy A800f i waiting long time …

Sinarakhshani2002
1 month 30 days ago
Sinarakhshani2002

Android Nougat Will be rolled ouf for A7 2015 SM-A7000 model?

Sinarakhshani2002
1 month 30 days ago
Sinarakhshani2002

It’s running Android Marshmallow Chinese Rom Without Google Applications. I live in Iran.

1 month 30 days ago
Monu Shaw

I am waiting for A8 Sm-a800f update nougat

Tarundhimanofficial
4 months 1 day ago
Tarundhimanofficial

Galaxy A8 SM-A800f nougat update

mohammad zubair
4 months 5 days ago
mohammad zubair

A810f update nougat pls

Ankita basak
5 months 12 days ago
Ankita basak

When a9 pro update will come?

MNMMD2000
5 months 15 days ago
MNMMD2000

Today both June and has not been updated

5 months 24 days ago
Hamza J

and wich tym nuget realeas for a9

ghfr
6 months 20 days ago
ghfr

Why do not you want to update the phones that were produced in 2014

ghfr
6 months 20 days ago
ghfr

I’m I hope Samsung is interested in theاI hope Samsung is interested in updates and thank you

raindhosnet
6 months 30 days ago
raindhosnet

I need a5 2016 nougat

gencimullisi
7 months 13 days ago
gencimullisi

my wifi doesnt turn on, when i check software update in manual mode my phone shows one table (the operating system on your device has been modified in an unauthorized way. What can i do now???

Sinarakhshani2002
1 month 30 days ago
Sinarakhshani2002

It means your firmware has been changed or Knox warranty void has been trriped with rooting or changing Kernel . Try to reinstall and flash new rom of your phone.

Razarock
8 months 1 day ago
Razarock

I need nougat update for j210f

8 months 11 days ago
Chakrit Rakhuang

a9 pro is a midrange phone. we hope to get android nougat urgent.

danidrunner
10 months 13 days ago
danidrunner

Eso ! eso! y para el Note 4?.. el nexus 6 tendrá 7.1.1…

kenshedrack1
10 months 22 days ago
kenshedrack1

How soon will 7.0 Nougat be launched on the note4

Sinarakhshani2002
1 month 30 days ago
Sinarakhshani2002

In my opinion it will not get Android Nougat.

urfi39
10 months 28 days ago
urfi39

My samsung galaxy A7100 is running on lollipop 5.1.1 and there is no upgrade at all to MM 🙁

Sinarakhshani2002
1 month 30 days ago
Sinarakhshani2002

It’s Chinese Samsung Device like my device SM-A7000 try to update it with SMART SWITCH Pc Application.

xdx
11 months 8 days ago
xdx

Fix video in 1080p 60 fps because the devices support it…and enable true camera proooo, answer me sammobilee if no nougat no sense.

yassine7
11 months 10 days ago
yassine7

we need always on display on a5 2016 nougat version

xdx
11 months 11 days ago
xdx

Enable camera 2 apiii

adzriel
11 months 11 days ago
adzriel

Please add android 6.0 marshmallow to my samsung galaxy E7

moin444
11 months 14 days ago
moin444

a8(2015) upgrade android 7 officially date

xdx
11 months 14 days ago
xdx

the galaxy 2016 devices are great, but we feel the owners serious lack of “api2 camera”, in the next update correct these deficiencies because the camera is very good, and I also add that even several very old devices or not at the height of the galaxy to possess it and is not insignificant. Thank for all

yusdiandr
11 months 14 days ago
yusdiandr

What about Galaxy J (2016)? Will be get update android 7.0 nougat too?

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